Exercising restraint

January 21, 2007

If you’ve seen me lately – and how could you miss me – I’m in serious need of some fitness. Apart from doing a few push-ups and walking from my car to the local Quiznos, I haven’t done much this winter to keep my box with sticks in perfect shape.

But fortune has shined upon me. As most of you know, I run Novel Ideas – a writing services firm that’s been around since 1992 and provides freelance writing to newspapers, magazines, broadcast companies and even some retail firms.

Well, I was able through a connection I know, to get access to a uSurf machine. The product is sold at Brookstone (these are those mall stores with all the gadgets in them – mostly massagers and stuff so cool you wonder how they came up with them) and is billed as an exercise solution for your entire core.

Now, I’m not going to lie to you, my body is about 87% core and the uSurf might be the coolest new exerciser around. But I suspect my mass and coordination will cause it some distress when I get the thing home and start pummeling it.

So, keep an eye here at Bowl of Cheese as I, Jeff Cutler, follow the uSurf instructions and mold this delightfully obese form into a run-of-the-mill Adonis. I’ll keep you posted on my progress through regular posts. I’m not sure how long complete fitness is supposed to take, but it’s only January now so I’m hoping to surf my way to discernible abs by my birthday in April.

Oh, my birthday? Sure, the wishlist is up and waiting. I believe I updated it since the holidays so feel free to buy me a smile.

More to come…